Okay people, so we all know that pretty much every ISP on the planet has been throttling back our torrents! What can we do? Change your bittorrent ports! On Bell Sympatico, for example, if your bittorrent client's port is changed to 21 (the default FTP port), Bell will no longer be able to crush your torrenting balls with its evil, evil filter. I'm not sure if this works on Rogers, someone should test it out and post back here to let everyone know how it works. Check out the list, pick a port, FORWARD the port, and download Linux distros and WoW updates to your heart's content!
Any port which is used for something that Bell would be very, very stupid to throttle (http, ftp, e-mail, etc.) will give you an unthrottled torrent pipe, so people should give them a try and I'll start up a nice list of which ports work on which ISPs.
If you set your torrent port to something you use regularly (e.g. port 80), and use bittorrent and whatever the port is meant for, shit will start happening, so choose something you never use (e.g. never use port 80 for torrents while you surf the web).
This is a list of ports and their status on various ISPs, I'll do my best to update this list as people supply the information, and if/as the ports are throttled (fingers crossed).
PM ME IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST
Formatting is as follows:
<Port number> <default use of port> <ISP> <Working?>
21 (FTP)-Bell Sympatico-WORKS
1720 (H.323 teleconferencing protocol)-Rogers-WORKS